4.4 Access Through Filr Involves One of Four Possible Roles

Depending on the rights that users have on the file system (see How Users Get the Required Access Permissions), Filr lets users function in one of four roles, as outlined in Table 4-1.

Table 4-1 Filr Roles and the Rights That They Represent




No rights


Read and Visibility rights


Read, Visibility, and Write rights


Read, Visibility, and Write rights

Create, Delete, Rename, Move, and Copy the contents of the folder

4.4.1 Roles and Net Folders

User roles relative to Net Folders are not assigned. They are automatically derived from users’ permissions on the <NSS link to Table 4-2> and <NTFS link to Table 4.3> file system.

As explained in How Users Get the Required Access Permissions, file system permissions can be directly assigned or inherited through group membership.

4.4.2 Roles and Shared with Me

User roles relative to Shares are assigned by the user sending the invitation.

Users sending invitations can only assign roles up to the level that they have.

Users receiving and accepting share invitations might or might not have direct rights on the file system, but that is irrelevant. Individual user rights on the file system do not affect Shared with Me functionality. Instead, Net Folder proxy users interface with the file system for everyone who is functioning in a sharing role.

If users access a folder through Shared with Me to which they also have file system rights, their functionality within Shared with Me is defined by the sharing role they were granted with the share invitation, even though that role might provide more or fewer access privileges than they would have through their Net Folder connection to the same folder.